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BBC Two England

Playhouse: Random Moments in a May Garden

by JAMES SAUNDERS
' I am wearing a large hat. I'm looking, looking at the camera. This picture will last forever. But I shall die.'
At the turn of the century Katie waits to have her childhood preserved forever in a photograph. The print is found 80 years later by Sophie who is similarly obsessed by thoughts of her own mortality.
Music composed by JEREMY NICHOLAS
Sound MALCOLM JOHNSON
Lighting JOHN GREEN
Designer CHRIS PEMSEL
Producer TERRY COLES
Director BILL HAYS
BBC Two England

Designing the Decades

Designing the 90s. The series looking back over four decades of Britain's design heritage ends by recalling the the rise and rise of a Swedish furniture giant, the launch of a revolutionary vacuum cleaner, a computer game that became a design icon, cars with curves, the shift from pub to bar, and some uplifting female lingerie. Contributions come from James Dyson , Nicholas Grimshaw , Adam and Jeremy Smith , Jonathan Glancey , Caryn Franklin ,
Alice Rawsthorn and Tyler Brulee. Narrated by Penelope Keith. Director Heidi Perry : Series producer Mary Sackville-West
BBC Two England

The Big 'H'

by SHAUN USHER with The Big ' H' is a hugely popular -television game hosted by Mr TV Games himself. What will the Big ' H ' stand for this week? And who is for the hot-seat tonight?
Script editor WILLIAM HUMBLE Designer JEREMY BEAR Producer ANNE HEAD
Directed by ROGER BAMFORD
BBC Two England

The Tragedy of King Richard II

by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Prospect Theatre Company in the 1969 Edinburgh Festival production with In the year 1398, King Richard II arbitrarily exiles Henry Boling broke and the Duke of Norfolk, then confiscates the property of John of Gaunt (Bolingbroke's father), when the old man dies. Bolingbroke invades England and Richard is eventually forced to surrender to him and is later murdered at Pomfret Castle.
For Prospect Theatre Company: Costumes TIM GOODCHILD
Music BENJAMIN PEARCE HIGGINS
Director RICHARD COTTRELL For the BBC:
Costumes JUANITA WATERSON Make-up PAM MEAGER Lighting JIM RICHARDS
Designer TONY ABBOTT
Producer MARK SHIVAS
Directed by TOBY ROBERTSON
Ian McKellen ... magnetic and spell-binding DAILY MIRROR Not just a performance but an experience DAILY EXPRESS
BBC Two England

The Tragedy of King Richard II

by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Prospect Theatre Company in the 1969 Edinburgh Festival production with Ian McKellen as King Richard
In the year 1398, King Richard II arbitrarily exiles Henry Bolingbroke and the Duke of Norfolk, then confiscates the property of John of Gaunt (Bolingbroke's father), when the old man dies. Bolingbroke invades England and Richard is eventually forced to surrender to him and is later murdered at Pomfret Castle.
For Prospect Theatre Company: Costumes TIM GOODCHILD
Music BENJAMIN PEARCE HIGGINS Director Richard COTTRELL For the BBC:
Costumes JUANITA WATERSON Make-up PAM BURNS
Sound GORDON MACKIE Lighting JIM RICHARDS Designer TONY ABBOTT Producer MARK SHIVAS
Directed by TOBY ROBERTSON
(McKellen - the greatest Shakespearean actor alive ': cover story on page 6)
BBC Two England

Daytime on Two

9.40am Lifeschool Going to Work
Difficult People by BILL LYONS. With JOHN BENNETT. JOANNA
DAVID JEREMY FLYNN. LUCINDA GANE. JEREMY GILLEY. DIANE-LOUISE JORDAN.
PATRICK MALAHIDE. MARGARETTA SCOTT. JEFFRY WICKHAM.
Producer PAUL MITCHELL (e)
10.05am You and Me
Dibs and Clive have problems finding out what a French customer wants. Katy has a check-up at school.
Song: Five Little Monkeys. Presenter GARY WILMOT with CLIVE MASON
Film director JULIE CALLANAN Studio director CAS LESTER (e)
10.18am Music Time ABA
Producer ELIZABETH BENNETT (R) (e)
10.40am Thinkabout Sound Effects
Producer DEREK LONGHURST (R) (e)
10.58am Zig Zag
Zig Zag 's Wildlife Safari Breeding .
Sooner or later all animals share the same urge - the urge to produce the next generation. SHEELAGH GILBEY goes on safari with NICK DAVIES and discovers how different animals solve the problem of breeding. Producer TOM STANIER (e)
11.20am Into Music
Beginnings and Endings Going Home .
Different ways to end a piece of music - back to the home note, a loud crashing sound, slow down, fade out.... Presenters JANE FORD. MARTYN GERAINT Children from
GLEBE FIRST and MIDDLE SCHOOL. PINNER PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL BELMONT JUNIOR SCHOOL Percussion SEAN HOOPER
NIGEL CHARMAM , MICHAEL SKINNER Produced and directed by ELIZABETH BENNETT (e)
11.40am Information World Pass It On
Five programmes about information technology in everyday life.
Presenter CAROL LEADER Producer ROGER FRY (R) (e)
12.00 Quinze Minutes
A new French magazine series for beginners. A table.
Shopping in the market in Rouen and a visit to a boulangerie.
Presenter NICHOLAS MEAD Producer CAROLINE GODLEY (e)
12.15pm History File
Twentieth-century History The Road to Berlin.
1943-5. The final years of the war led to the defeat of Germany and the problems of post-war Europe.
Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (R) (e)
12.35pm Seventeen Julia(R)(e)
1.00pm Science in Action Burning Issues
Presenters TERRY MARSH and KJARTAN POSKITT Assistant producer LAMBROS ATTESHLIS
Series producer ROBIN MUDGE (R) (e)
BBC Two England

Theatre 625: The Queen and the Welshman

by Rosemary Anne Sisson.
With Dorothy Tutin as Queen Katherine
and Derek Godfrey, Jeremy Brett

(Nicholas Selby and Charles Thomas are members of the Royal Shakespeare Company; William Hobbs is fight director to the National Theatre)
See page 13
BBC Two England

Edward II

by CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
Prospect Theatre Company in the 1969 Edinburgh Festival production recorded at the Piccadilly Theatre, London with For Prospect Theatre Company: Fights arranged by COLIN FISHER Stage lighting JOHN B. READ Music CARL DAVIS
Settings and costumes KENNETH ROWELL Associate director RICHARD MARQUAND For the BBC:
Make-up SANDRA SHEPHERD Costumes DINAH COLLIN Sound CHRIS HOl.COMBE
Lighting HUBERT CARTWRIGHT Producer MARK SHIVAS
Directed for the theatre and television by TOBY ROBERTSON
(Putting Elizabethan drama on the box: page 9)
BBC Two England

Edward II

by CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
Prospect Theatre Company
In the 1969 Edinburgh Festival production recorded at the Piccadilly Theatre, London
... a touching performance. A portrait of a poor mad creature racing to disaster - with no punches pulled.
DAILY MIRROR
For Prospect Theatre Company: Music CARI. DAVIS
Settings and costumes KENNETH ROWELL For the BBC: Producer MARK SHIVAS
Directed for the theatre and television by TOBY ROBERTSON
BBC Two England

Three of a Kind

Presented by Jeremy Isaacs.
Professionals wield power.
What motivates them? What attitudes and ideas lurk behind their job titles? To whom are they accountable? Opera Producers with David Pountney Nicholas Hytner Graham Vick
Not so long ago, opera seemed irrelevant to all but a small and rich minority. In the last few years, however, a new generation of producers has revitalised this art form and enticed a growing audience to see and applaud their work.
What has been the secret of their success? Where do their ideas come from? How true are they to the composers' intentions?
Director DAVID CROSSMAN Producer UDI EICHLER
A BROOK production for BBCtv
BBC Two England

The John Bull Business

A series of documentaries on British business culture.
Fear and Greed. The City of London is still the world's biggest money machine. But how do the fortunes of the City affect the rest of the country?
This programme examines the persistent refusal of financiers to fund British industry - but reveals that some merchant bankers are now thinking long term. Director Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
Executive producer Nicholas Fraser A Panoptic production for BBCtv
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
BBC Two England

From A to B: Tales of Modern Motoring

"As far as my social life is concerned, the Metro is a no-go area. I think
I'd look so much better sat in an XR2," says one young driver wistfully in the first programme of Nicholas Barker 's sequel to Signs of the Times. Barker has applied the same style to this chronicle of British motorists that he used with his tongue-in-cheek series on perceptions of taste in the British home. The result is five films featuring the cars, the thoughts, the dreams and the anxieties of 70 drivers.
This first programme, It Gets
You Out of the House, gives seven youngdrivers the chance to express their feelings about their first car.
Jeremy Clarkson on teen dream cars
SEE FEATURE page 36
BBC Two England

MasterChef: the Professionals

The four successful young chefs from this week's heats serve up a meal for critics Charles Campion , Jeremy Wayne and Nicholas Lander.
BBC Two England

Daytime on Two

9.38 Going to Work
Looking After Your Money by COLIN DAVIS
Mick has a money problem. But is his solution the right one? With PAUL MCCARTHY
JEREMY FLYNN. SASKIA REEVES
CAROLE WALKER. ALISA BOSSCHAERT CAZZ SCATTERGOOD. JAIME WILSON Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (R)(E)
10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Cosmo and Dibs introduce themselves to
MAGGIE OLLERENSHAW.
Animation MIC ROLPH
Producer RICHARD CALLANAN (R) (E)
10.15 Music Time Street Music
The variety of music to be heard in the streets. A song with street-cries for the children to sing. The shawm - a good outdoor instrument - is demonstrated and plays with the recorder and rebec.
Presenters JONATHAN COHEN
HELEN SPEIRS with CITY WAITES Director JEREMY ORLEBAR
Producer ELIZABETH BENNETT (R) (E)
10.38 Let's See. Scottish Waters 2: Afloat
Presented by RHODA MACLEOD and GILLY GILCHRIST
Rhoda and Gilly look at why things float or sink, and how to enjoy water recreation safely. Producer PETER LEGGE
Series editor MARIANNE BAIRD (E)
11.0 Zig Zag. Mordicus (2) Mordicus has grown into a fully-fledged buzzard. Now he must leave his parents' nest. Photography SIMON KING Producer JOHN KING
Series producer TOM STANIER (E)
11.22 Walrus - Guess What? Just Imagine!
When a book gets you really interested, it seems as though you're not merely reading it - you're in it. MICHAEL ROSEN and the team get carried away. Clues presented by DAVID FREEMAN
Producer MORTON SURGUY (R) (E)
11.45 Religious Studies Why? Because....
'All creatures great and small' People's attitudes to animals reflect their beliefs.
Narrator MICHAEL HEATH Series producer SUE WEEKS Producer JUUA DRUM (R) (E)
12.8 pm Equal People Sexism in Education
The first of five programmes about women and society looks at the way girls and boys are treated differently in school. In and out of the classroom, are they learning what they should be?
Series producer ROSANNA HIBBERT Producer CHRIS ELLIS (E)
12.40 General Studies
A Layperson 's Guide to Lasers A documentary about lasers in industry, medicine, space; and a glimpse into the future.
Producer BRUCE JAMSON (R) (E)
1.5 Micro File
LESLEY JUDD and FRED HARRIS introduce a compilation of items from the recent series of Micro Live, gathering together similar stories that could usefully be studied in context in schools and colleges. Themes include applications, hardware, games, robots, languages and graphics.
6: Spread the Word (R) (E)
1.38 Job Bank. Graphic Design Two contrasted examples of the work done by graphic designers.
Narrator PHILIP HURDWOOD Producer PAUL Mitchell (E)
2.0 Words and Pictures The Journey
In today's story a mouse sets on to visit his mother. His secondhand car falls apart. The wheels come off his roller skates. He wears big holes in his boots.
But despite these difficulties he reaches his destination. Presenter VICKY IRELAND Puppets ALAN PLATT
Animation BURA AND HARDWICK
Producer MOYRA GAMBLETON (R) w
2.15 Now and Then The Age of Wood Windmills made use of many different types of wood: oak tor the framework and great central post; hornbeam for the cogs; fibrous elm for the brakes and ash for the lifting ring which raised the sacks of corn. A look at how woodlands were managed, how timber was cut down and converted, and at some of its many uses during the age of wood.
Producer NICHOLAS WHINES (R) (E)
BBC Two England

The Return of 'Allo 'Allo!

A special one-off documentary revealing the history behind the popular British sitcom, featuring clips from the original series, a cast reunion and brand new scenes written by one of the co-creators, Jeremy Lloyd. 'Allo 'Allo! followed the farcical adventures of Rene Artois, a French cafe owner unwillingly brought into the war on both sides. The Germans forced him to hide some of the town's stolen artefacts while the cafe was used by the Resistance as a safe house for two British airmen. Rene was also conducting two affairs while trying to keep them secret from his wife, Edith. In tonight's show, Rene is back in his cafe writing his war diaries, with a little help from Yvette and some of the establishment's characters.
Writer Jeremy Lloyd ; Director Martin Dennis
Producers Robert Katz and Cybele Rowbottom A well-travelled sitcom: page 59
BBC Two England

The Edwardians

' Conan Doyle ' by JEREMY PAUL starring
The author of Sherlock Holmes starts behaving like his character.
DAVID ASHFORD , PETER LAIRD
Costumes ROBIN FRASER PAYE Sound CHICK ANTHONY
Lighting DAVE SYDENHAM Designer TOM CARTER Producer MARK SHIVAS
Director BRIAN FARNHAM
(The Edwardian Affair, Wed BBC2, 10 45. Illustrated paperback 45p: p 78) (Marriages are made . , , : page 21)
BBC Two England

Twiggy

starring Twiggy singing and dancing in her own special style. with the IRVING DAVIES DANCERS The King's Singers and special guest Jeremy Brett
Choreographer IRVING DAVIES
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST CostumeNICHOLAS ROCKER Sound LEN SHOREY
Lighting PETER CATLETT DesignerGRAEME STORY
Producer BRIAN WHITEHOUSE
BBC Two England

The Tale of Beatrix Potter

by JOHN HAWKESWORTH , based on the biographies by MARGARET LANE
Penelope Wilton as Beatrix Potter with ANTHONY GARDNER ,
JEROME WILLIS , FRANK MILLS, EILEEN HELSB , KEIRAN TETCHNER , ROBIN PARKINSON , JAMES BRYCE , SHARON AIREY, CATH-ERINE SCHELL , WILLIAM SIMONS , TIM WYLTON and TED CARROLL
Narrator Michael Hordern
Music composed and conducted by CARL Davis Producer CAROL ROBERLSON Director BILL HAYS
*Subtitles on Ceefax page 270
BBC Two England

The BBC Television Shakespeare: The Tragedy of Richard the Third

by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Cast in alphabetical order: and PETER ALDWYN , BRIAN BINNS GERALD BLACKMORE STEPHEN BRIGDEN
MICHAEL COGAN , STUART COX
JONATHAN EVANS , MARK FLETCHER MICHAEL GARDINER , DAVID GOODWIN BARRY GRANTHAM , NICHOLAS HALL ANGUS KENNEDY , HAMISH KERR HUS LEVENT , DAVID LUDWIG
PETER MACKLEN , JOHN RANKIN
MARTIN RUTLEDGE , PETER SEARLES
Fight arranger MALCOLM RANSON Movement co-ordinator GERALDINE STEPHENSON
Incidental musicDUDLEY SIMPSON Lighting SAM BARCLAY
Make-up artist CECILE HAY-ARTHUR Costume designer JOHN PEACOCK Designer OLIVER BAYLDON Script editor DAVID SNODIN Producer SIIAUN SUTTON Director JANE HOWELL
A BBC Ariet book, Shakespeare in Perspective Volume 1, £3.95 from booksellers
(The Tragedy of Richard the Third continues at 8.40)
BBC Two England

The 7-Per-Cent Solution

The feature film starring
London 1891: the famous sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, is found by his longtime friend Dr Watson to be suffering seriously from cocaine addiction - taken in a seven per cent solution.... Inveigled into a trip to Vienna for treatment by Sigmund Freud , Holmes is soon involved in yet another mysterious case which keeps him out of England for three years! This ingenious blend of drama and comedy is a sophisticated addition to the stories surrounding Holmes and Watson.
Screenplay by NICHOLAS MEYER based on his own novel derived from characters created by ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Produced by ARLENE SELLERS Directed by HERBERT ROSS
(First showing on British television) Films: page 18






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